Stalking in Colorado - C.R.S. 18-3-602

Denver Stalking Lawyer, C.R.S. 18-3-602 Felony Charge

Stalking in Denver, Colorado comes in one of two situations: first, if there is a credible threat to a person and then in connection with that threat you follow, place under surveillance or repeatedly make any form of communication with that person or members of his or her family (this could also support a harassment charge); or, second, if you repeatedly follow, contact or place under surveillance a person or member of his or her family in a manner that would cause someone to suffer serious emotional distress, and it does cause this type of distress.  Whether a "credible threat" has occurred or not, is a very important issue in any Stalking case.

Douglas County  and Arapahoe County Stalking Examples

Here are a couple of practical examples of how these two categories would support a Stalking charge in  Douglas County and Arapahoe County, Colorado. First, if you were to approach a person who misbehaved in traffic after he or she stopped and got out of the car, you say, "You better watch out. If I ever see you driving like that again, it will be the last thing you ever do," and then you follow the driver out of the parking lot, you might be charged with stalking, C.R.S. 18-3-602. The threat is there and the "repeatedly follows" is there. You followed the driver to the parking spot, threatened him or her, and then followed again.

Stalking Lawyer in Jefferson County, Colorado

In a second example from Jefferson County and Lakewood, consider a woman who breaks up with her boyfriend, and he does not want to end the relationship. He shows up at her college, comes by her house, and calls repeatedly — all after she says to leave her alone. If the woman or even the woman's mother gets overly worried and experiences "serious emotional distress," the man could be charged with felony stalking. Even if the woman or her mother is hypersensitive and most people would not experience serious emotional distress, you would still be charged. Essentially, you take people the way you find them, with all their frailties and special sensitivities.

Felony Stalking in Adams County, Colorado

Stalking is either a Class 4 or Class 5 felony, depending on whether it is a first or second offense, or whether there is a protection order in place at the time of the stalking. Adams County Felony convictions can have devastating effects on a person's employability and housing pursuits.  Plus, they can expose us to a lengthy prison sentence and parole. They will also render a person ineligible to possess a firearm anywhere in the country. (See our firearms rights page). It is essential that anyone charged with stalking involve an affordable criminal lawyer at once.

Weld County Stalking Lawyer: Sheriff and Police Strategy

Police in Weld County will seek to talk with a person accused of stalking before they make an arrest. They will want to avoid the Miranda advisement requirement and will try and talk with you before placing you in custody. Their goal is to gain admissions from the accused that they can use to successfully prosecute their case. You can greatly strengthen your defense by remaining silent.

So if the police contact you, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call us today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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